Have you ever wanted to walk into a book? Jasper Fforde’s “The Eyre Affair” has a Prose Portal that allows readers to do just that.
Book Jumping into The Eyre Affair
Set in 1985 Britain, this alternate history features literary characters from the “BookWorld”.
Time travel and “book jumping” are also part of Fforde’s fictional universe. ”Book jumping” is the ability to “read” yourself into a story.
With the Prose Portal, people in the real world have the ability to jump into a book and to cause literary catastrophe.
Stealing Characters from British Literature
In “The Eyre Affair”, a criminal is stealing characters from British literature, potentially forever changing these classic stories.
Fortunately, the Special Operations Network has a division of literary detectives who investigate crimes against books.
One of its female operatives, named Thursday Next, travels into Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece to pursue the criminal...who has kidnapped Jane Eyre.
Thursday Next must get Jane Eyre back into the novel before Jane is erased from the pages of literary history.
Thursday Next, Literary Detective
British literature lovers have found their champion in Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next, a strong female character with humor, heart, and a pet dodo bird named Pickwick.
“The Eyre Affair” has many references to British literature in a fast-paced novel that is just plain fun and funny. Laugh out loud funny. Enjoy!
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